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Guohong Cao

  • Director: Mobile Computing and Networking Lab
  • Professor
354G IST Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-1241


  1. Ph.D., Ohio State University


Guohong Cao received his B.S. degree from Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Ohio State University in 1999.  Since then, he has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently a professor.

His research interests are wireless networks and mobile computing. He has published more than 150 papers in the areas of wireless sensor networks, wireless network security, vehicular ad hoc networks, data access and dissemination.  His work has been supported by NSF (CAREER, ITR, NeTS/NOSS, CT), Army Research Office, DoD/Muri, PDG/TTC, HK CERG, and industry companies, Cisco, Narus, Telcordia, IBM, and 3ETI. He has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and program committee member of many conferences. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2001.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Research Interests:

Mobile Computing, Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, Wireless Network Security

Selected Publications:

  1. Liu, C., G. Cao.  April 2009.  Minimizing the Cost of Mine Selection Via Sensor Networks.  Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2009). pp. 2168-2176.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  2. Shao, M., S. Zhu, W. Zhang, G. Cao. May 2007. pDCS: Security and Privacy Support for Data-Centric Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007). pp. 1298-1306. Anchorage, Alaska.
  3. Yin, L, G. Cao. January 2006. Supporting Cooperative Caching in Ad Hoc Networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 5(1):77-89.
  4. Zhang, W., G. Cao. March 2005. Group Rekeying for Filtering False Data in Sensor Networks: A Predistribution and Local Collaboration-Based Approach. Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2005. pp. 503-514. Miami, FL.
  5. Cao, G. September/October 2003. A Scalable Low-Latency Cache Invalidation Strategy for Mobile Computing Systems. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 15(5):1251-1265.